Mental Health Diversion
The Options Outpatient Diversion Program (OODP) provides a solution for individuals facing mental health issues and criminal charges. We provide documented and dependable monitoring of structured treatment plans, including psychoeducation, medication management, case management, and individual therapy. We take on the administrative responsibility of the treatment plan laid out by the doctor and approved by the court and work with our client to provide the comprehensive support they need.

Below is a list of the requirements and criteria to determine qualification pursuant to PC 1001.36(b)

If all requirements are met the individual must undergo a psychological evaluation by a clinical Psychologist or Doctor. Once completed, he or she will determine an appropriate treatment plan which will be administered by The Options Outpatient Diversion Program. Some health insurance plans cover portions of the treatment plan set by the doctor. We recommend everyone check with their insurance provider to determine coverage. Options can still administer the treatment plan if insurance is used. Most plans are between 6 months to 2 years and have varying levels of monitoring and reporting.
    • Does the client meet diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder diagnosed in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? (excludes Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, or Pedophilic Disorder)
    • Did the defendant’s mental disorder play a significant role in the commission of the charged offense?
    • Would the defendant’s symptoms motivating the criminal behavior respond to mental health treatment?
The defendant consents to treatment and waives his or her right to a speedy trial.
  • The defendant agrees to comply with treatment as a condition of diversion and that the recommended inpatient or outpatient program of mental health treatment will meet the specialized mental health treatment needs of the defendant.
  • The defendant will not pose an unreasonable risk of danger to public safety if treated in the community.

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